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Friday, September 23, 2005

MUMS THE WORD. Chrysthanthemums bloom near a picket fence along the footpath near the town center. (Photo by Ellen Huber)
If you drive the posted 25 MPH speed limit on West Street, you may have noticed a tremendous wooden portal near the intersection of Log Hill Road. You cannot really see into the heavily wooded property with its natural shield of trees. In August, you might have seen heavy trucks entering and exiting the main gates. In September, you must have been aware of ...more

Peter Judge, public information officer for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the local arm of FEMA, says the agency sees itself as "a central point for coordinating plans generated at the local levels." Each of 350 municipalities is required to submit an evacuation plan and a list of local resources that could be shared in an ...more

Is Carlisle prepared for disaster?

by Cecile Sandwen

Even though far from the bayou, we in Carlisle have struggled to understand the devastation of New Orleans. We all know that failures in coordination, communication, and response led to many more deaths than necessary. ...more

Carlisle taxpayers will face smaller increases in their January tax bills thanks to better-than-expected revenues during Fiscal Year 2006 (FY06). New housing construction and state aid combined for $130,000 more in funds than anticipated. ...more

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